Australian-based miner OZ Minerals owns and operates the high quality new Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia and is exploring in Australia and south east Asia. OZ Minerals offers significant career opportunity for current and potential employees.
OZ Minerals’ primary focus is the stable and successful operation of Prominent Hill and the pursuit of its future development and expansion. OZ Minerals has a strong balance sheet, a team of skilled mining industry professionals and a commitment to Respect, Integrity, Action and Results.
Mining is a significant primary industry and it is also a major contributor to the Australian economy. Mining booms have also encouraged immigration to Australia. Many different ores and minerals are mined throughout the country.
WA’s mining and resources sector is hungery for workers and will require an additional 42,000 people by 2015. Young workers are confident of long careers ahead of them in the industry, with $96 billion worth of mining & resource projects planned in WA.
For the last few years, the international thirst for Australian minerals and commodities has grown incredibly, pouring many billions of dollars into the national economy. This has given rise to what is now known as the Australian mining “boom”.
Demand, originats primarily from China and India, has driven up the prices of commodoties, motivating mining companies to either expand existing mines or to engage in further “exploration” of Australian soil. Mining is the only industry that has been reporting profits this year after the biggest economic recession ever.
In July 2008, The Minerals Council of Australia predicted a significant increased demand for labour in the mining sector leading up to 2020. The Council also predicted that the mining sector will need to employ 86,000 more workers in addition to the number of workers presently working in the mines to achieve the increased demand which means that large amount of people will be required to work in the Australian mines over the next decade and into the future in order to fill vacancies created by departures and new positions.
It is, therefore, a fact that many thousands of people will be required to work in the Australian mines now, and in the years ahead. Many of these people can also get unskilled jobs. Many will be international travellers. Nearly anyone can get a job in the mines and can earn great money.